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Bodies of Water and Phytoplankton, Argentina

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March 28th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Phytoplankton, Rivers

Argentina – March 27th, 2013

Several bodies of water can be seen in this image of Argentina. In the upper left quadrant is the Mar Chiquita, a salt lake in the province of Córdoba, southeast of the white salt flats of the Salinas Grandes. Flowing down from the top right quadrant are the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers, which converge to form the wide, sediment-filled estuary of the Río de la Plata. Continuing south down the coast, a phytoplankton bloom, possibly mixed with sediments, can be seen near the bottom edge.

Sediments and Phytoplankton Trail by Rio de la Plata Estuary – July 7th, 2012

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July 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina – July 5th, 2012

Dark tan sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers fill the Rio de la Plata Estuary; darker tan sediments can also be observed lining Samborombón Bay, the crescent-shaped bay to the southeast. A greenish trail is also visible in the Atlantic in an almost diagonal line from the shores of Buenos Aires province, due northeast, towards Uruguay. This trail is likely caused by sediments and phytoplankton growth around them, as they are rich in nutrients.

Sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers in Rio de la Plata Estuary, Argentina and Uruguay – July 2nd, 2012

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July 2nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina and Uruguay – June 25th, 2012

The Uruguay and Paraná Rivers and the sediments they carry join together in the upper left quadrant of this image to form the extremely silty Río de la Plata river and estuary on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. As the sediments flow through the 290 kilometre (180 mi) long funnel-shaped indentation of the estuary, they gradually diffuse into deeper waters approaching the Atlantic Ocean and become lighter in color. Visible on the shores of the estuary are Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina (left), and Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay (right).

Sediments in Río de la Plata Estuary by Buenos Aires

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June 20th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - June 5th, 2012

Despite some dotted cloudcover, dense tan sediments in the Río de la Plata river and estuary are clearly visible in this image. The river is formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. The coasts of the Río de la Plata are the most densely populated areas of Argentina and Uruguay. Here, although the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo is blotted out by clouds, the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is clearly visible on the southern shores of the estuary.

Rivers, Lakes and Lagoons In and Around Uruguay

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May 13th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil - May 13th, 2012

This image of South America stretches across Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The Argentine border is basically demarcated by the Uruguay River, flowing down from the upper part of the image and joining with the Paraná River in the lower left quadrant to create the sediment-filled Rio de la Plata Estuary. The city of Buenos Aires is visible on the lower shores of the estuary.

In the upper part of the image, the outline of the Argentine province of Misiones appears dark green, in contrast with the surrounding terrain of Brazil (to the northeast) and Paraguay (to the northwest). Visible along the Paraguay border is the lake created by the Yacyretá Dam, a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé on the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Finally, visible in the lower right quadrant, by the Uruguay-Brazil border, are two large, sediment-filled lagoons: Laguna Merín (Lagoa Merim), shared by the two countries (below), and Lagoa dos Patos, located entirely in Brazil (above).